1. Masterclasses • September 13, 2019
Best practice in applied learning delivery Details
David Gallagher, Former VCAA VCAL Unit Manager
Work Related Skills, SWL, work experience and VET – The whole package! Details
Narelle Bean, VCAA VCAL Teacher of the year 2016
Understanding and managing difficult behaviours in the classroom
Mal Hand, Swinburne TAFE
Flexible Learning – supporting students with complex needs
Jane Davey, PRACE College
Trauma Informed Positive Education
Speaker from Berry Street
Integration – Starting small – Blending VCAL needs with a VCE timetable
Melanie Brooks, 2018 VCAA VCAL Teacher of the Year
3. From the VCAA
2019 VCAL Numeracy Unit 2 webinar
Notice to Schools 93/2019 − 21 August 2019
The VCAA is conducting a professional learning webinar for teachers of VCAL Numeracy on Wednesday 4 September 2019. The webinar will present an overview on the new Numeracy curriculum units – Intermediate Unit 2 and Senior Unit 2 − and provide a forum for teachers to discuss the implementation of the units.
VCAL Numeracy teachers who were involved in the development of the units or who were part of the pilot program will provide support and ideas.
Teachers can register for the 2019 VCAL Numeracy Unit 2 webinar.
2020 Lynne Kosky Memorial VCAL Grants
Notice to Schools 78/2019 − 31 July 2019
Applications close 5pm Friday 13 September 2019 for the 2020 Lynne Kosky Memorial VCAL Grants. Each grant is valued at $6250 and will be awarded to up to eight registered Victorian VCAL providers.
Refer to the VCAA website for application guidelines and further information.
4. Road to Zero in School Regional Program launched!
Replicating the popular VCAL program offered at Melbourne Museum, the In-School Program includes an immersive exhibition, followed by a curriculum-based education program.
Available to school/TAFE students who can’t easily attend the experience at Melbourne Museum due to distance (more than two hours’ drive from Melbourne) or special needs, Road to Zero will set up the exhibition within your setting for your students to explore different content at digital stations, including virtual and augmented reality activities.
Very popular with VCAL students, with over 95% rating the program as either good or extremely good, they particularly enjoy the virtual reality technology, creating their own road safety advertisement and the hands on nature of the learning experience.
All Road to Zero programs are free of charge.
Road to Zero Regional In-School Program: Call (03) 8341 7150 or email: email@example.com
Road to Zero Melbourne Museum: Call (03) 8341 7767
5. Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Heavy promotion by the gambling industry means that many young people have grown up thinking that betting is a normal part of sport. This is cause for significant community concern, especially with gambling opportunities available 24/7 via apps, social media and online platforms.
The Foundation’s Love the Game School Education Program plays an important role in helping students to understand the risks and recognise the potential harms associated with gambling. The Program includes a range of school curriculum resources, including several that align to the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) curriculum.
6. Membership – join for 2019
VALA is YOUR VCAL teacher association, be part of it and enjoy your member benefits now!
As a member based, not for profit association, we heavily rely on our financial members in order to support and advocate for all providers, educators and students that make up the amazing VCAL landscape.
Join or renew your membership for 2019 now and reap the benefits immediately!